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April 2018

Democracy and Economic Development

April 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join HLS Students Turkish Law Association for a talk with Daron Acemoglu, the author of the New York Times Best Seller "Why Nations Fail". Dinner will be served! Time: April 17th, 19.00 Venue: WCC 1019

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When Legal Isn’t Moral: Lessons from 10 Years of Investigating the Abortion Industry | Chik-fil-A Served

April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join Lila Rose, activist and founder of Live Action, for a discussion of abortion providers in the United States and possible legislative reforms to target abuses. Sponsored by Harvard Law Students for Life. Chik-fil-A served.

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September 2018

Trump, Democracy, and the Constitution

September 17, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

This Constitution Day, please join Professor Michael Klarman as he discusses the threats to our democracy and the rule of law that have arisen under the Trump Administration. Professor Klarman will draw upon his experience and constitutional scholarship in urging all of us to carry the torch and do as much as possible to protect the rights, privileges, and institutions that we hold so dearly. Hosted by the American Constitution Society. Co-Hosted by the HLS Democrats and Rule of Law…

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HLS Mock Trial Association Info Session

September 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

HLS Mock Trial Association is recruiting for the upcoming 2018-2019 competition season. Come join us to learn more about the tryout process and expectations throughout the year. There will be pizza!

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Clerkship Panel with Justice Goodwin Liu: Why Diversifying Clerkships Is Important

September 18, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join us to have a discussion with California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu about clerkships. All are welcome. Food will be served.

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Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law Information Session

September 19, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join the Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law for lunch to meet our board, learn more about available roles on the Journal, hear about our upcoming events that will be co-hosted with CSEL, or just hang out with other HLS students who share an interest in sports, entertainment, and the arts! If you are interested in joining JSEL but cannot attend this session, please email Ross Evans at revans@jd20.law.harvard.edu or Sarah Edwards at sedwards@jd20.law.harvard.edu (note: if you are unable…

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Women’s Law Assocation Welcome Lunch & Info Session

September 24, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Are you interested in getting more involved with the Women's Law Association? We will be having an info session for 1Ls, LLMs, and any other interested students. Come hear more about our organization and what we do for the HLS community, and learn how you can become a part of it! Our committee chairs will be there to answer all of your questions. Lunch will be served.

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Introduction to Effective Altruism feat. Prof. Joshua Greene

September 26, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join HLS Effective Alturism to learn about an exciting community dedicated to thinking empirically and strategically about how to do the most good. Harvard experimental psychologist, neuroscientist, and philosopher Joshua Greene will present. Lunch will be provided.

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Citizenship Day Volunteer Training

September 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

HLS Staff and Students, please join the Harvard Immigration Project and OCP in hosting Veronica Serrato, the Executive Director of Project Citizenship, for a training session ahead of Boston Citizenship Day. Volunteers are needed to assist immigrants applying for citizenship at an annual Citizenship Day in Boston on September 30. Project Citizenship assists over 1,600 immigrants each year and hopes to serve 400 on September 30. 75% of Project Citizenship clients obtain a fee waiver. 95% of Project Citizenship’s clients…

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October 2018

Impact Litigation for Youth and Indigenous Rights

October 1, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Cindy Blackstock is a Canadian-born Indigenous activist for for child welfare. She and her organization, the Caring Society, successfully sued the Canadian government for discriminating against Indigenous children, winning their human rights complaint. This talk will touch on Indigenous issues in North America, impact litigation, and advocacy for youth and children.

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“The Long Season” film screening and discussion

October 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Nine million Syrians have left their homeland since the breakout of the war, of which over 1.5 million are in Lebanon. "The Long Season" offers rare insights into life in an informal Syrian refugee camp, following the tales of those awaiting to return to Raqqa, their home town that was captured by ISIS. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Producer Pieter Van Huystee, moderated by Anna Crowe, Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor at the International Human…

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Exploring the World of Intellectual Property Law

October 2, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Attorneys from Finnegan will discuss the better-known areas of IP law - patent prosecution and litigation - as well as some of the lesser known areas, such as patent mining and mapping, monetization and transactions, Patent Office trials, and portfolio management. Lunch will be served.

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Claire Valentin on “Unaccompanied Minors: How American Immigration Law Treats Children Separated From Their Families”

October 3, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Claire Valentin, the Supervising Attorney of the Children's Law Center of Massachusetts, will join us to discuss CLCM’s work advocating for unaccompanied minors and immigration law broadly. Claire Valentin joined the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts as a staff attorney in September 2013 as a recipient of Harvard Law School’s Irving R. Kaufman Fellowship. Claire focuses on representing immigrant children on whose behalf petitions for guardianship or care and protection need to be filed as a first step to ensuring…

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John Bonifaz from Free Speech For People on “Election Integrity, Voting Rights, and Campaign Finance Reform”

October 4, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join us in welcoming John Bonifaz, a Co-Founder and President of Free Speech For People, as he discusses election integrity, voting rights, and campaign finance reform, particularly as these issues relate to the upcoming midterm elections. John Bonifaz has worked as a legal strategist and zealous advocate on voting rights issues over the last two decades, including on issues such as the movement to overturn Citizens United and Buckley v. Valeo. Hosted by the American Constitution Society. Burritos from…

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The First Amendment, The Little Sisters of the Poor, and Conscience Rights for Pro-Life Perspectives

October 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Harvard Law Students for Life will be hosting Stephanie Barclay, Associate Professor of Law at BYU Law School and Counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Professor Barclay will be speaking about the Little Sisters of the Poor, the significance of their case for First Amendment jurisprudence, and implications of the HHS Mandate litigation for the protection of pro-life perspectives in the public sphere. Lunch will be served! Please join us at 12pm in WCC 1019 on Wednesday, October…

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HL Central/Lexis Training 1 of 3 (Shepards) – Registered Attendees Receive Halloween Party refreshment ticket and Lexis Rewards Points

October 10, 2018 @ 3:05 pm - 3:55 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

HL Central/Lexis Training 1 of 3 (Shepards) – Registered Attendees Receive Halloween Party refreshment ticket and Lexis Rewards Points This session is sponsored by Lexis.

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“Sittwe” film screening and discussion

October 15, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join us for a screening of Sittwe, a short documentary about two teenagers separated by conflict and segregation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Sittwe explores each community’s perceptions of the “other,” the roots of the conflict, and prospects of reconciliation and peace. The film was banned in Myanmar. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Burmese peace activist and the film's producer, Myo Win, and moderated by Yee Htun, Lecturer on Law and clinical instructor at the International…

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Supreme Court Moot – Frank v. Gaos

October 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Theodore Frank, from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, will be mooting his upcoming Supreme Court argument in Frank v. Gaos. They are arguing against a cy pres award of class action proceeds when there is no relief to class members. He will be arguing the case before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 31. This event is co-hosted by the Federalist Society, the American Constitution Society, and the Harvard Law Review.

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Boston’s Exam Schools, Race, and Opportunity

October 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join Advocates for Education and our co-sponsors, Child and Youth Advocates and The Urbanists, for a conversation about Boston's exam schools, race, and opportunity with Matt Cregor from Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee. This event is part of Advocates for Education's Ed Law Week. Prior to his current role, Matt served as the Education Project Director for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, handling a variety of education matters including school discipline, racial harassment, affirmative action…

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“The Judge” film screening and discussion

October 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Palestinian Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih became the first woman to be appointed to a Shari’a bench in the Middle East in 2009. "The Judge" follows her journey, from defending victims of domestic violence as a young lawyer, to her tenacious ability to maintain her position – showcasing the power of women’s leadership both inside and outside of the courtroom. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film's director, Erika Cohn, and Palestine legal historian Professor Elizabeth Brownson (University…

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The School to Deportation Pipeline: Boston Public Schools & ICE

October 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join Advocates for Education and our co-sponsors, Child and Youth Advocates and The Urbanists, for our second annual Education Law Week. This event will focus on Boston Public Schools and ICE (based on a recent law suit) with Elizabeth Badger from Kids in Need of Defense. Elizabeth has worked in immigration law for the last 10 years, predominantly in legal services focused on representing non-citizen children, asylum-seekers, victims of domestic violence and other crimes, and persons in prolonged immigration…

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Joshua Matz on “Constitutional Litigation Workshop: The Transgender Military Ban”

October 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Joshua Matz, a constitutional law attorney at Gupta Wessler and Kaplan Hecker & Fink, will lead a constitutional litigation workshop on the transgender military ban. Joshua will contextualize his discussion about presidential intent and judicial authority by exploring topics such as JAG campus recruitment, the Trump Administration’s broad attacks on LGBTQ persons, and the travel ban litigation. On July 3rd, Joshua filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of transgender rights groups arguing that strict scrutiny applies to…

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Professor Martha Davis: US Abortion Law in the Global Context

October 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join the Harvard Law Student Alliance for Reproductive Justice and the HLS American Constitution Society for a lunch talk with Professor Martha Davis about her research on abortion in the United States compared to the global context.

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Education Law Week: Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell

October 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join Advocates for Education and our co-sponsors, Child and Youth Advocates and The Urbanists, for our second annual Education Law Week. Our event on Monday, Oct. 29th will focus on the governing role of the City of Boston when it comes to educating its students. We will be joined by Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell! Andrea Campbell was elected District 4 Boston City Councilor in 2015, and was unanimously elected by her colleagues in 2018 to be the…

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Human Rights Impact Litigation: The Plaintiffs Who Inspired the Cases

October 31, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Last week, James Tamboer, a plaintiff in the In re South African Apartheid Litigation, passed away. This month also marks the 15th Anniversary of Black October in Bolivia, when scores were killed and hundreds injured by security forces, which inspired the groundbreaking Mamani litigation in the United States. More than 20 years ago, lawyers began litigating corporate accountability in light of human rights in the case Doe v. Unocal. Join Judith Chomsky, Cooperating Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights,…

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November 2018

The Struggle for Normal Life in Gaza

November 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

The Progressive Jewish Alliance and HLS Advocates for Human Rights are pleased to welcome you to a lunch talk on “The Struggle for Normal Life in Gaza,” featuring Sari Bashi, former Israel/Palestine Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch and Co-Founder of Gisha, an Israeli NGO dedicated to defending Palestinian freedom of movement. Bashi will give a 15–20 minute presentation on the current situation in Gaza, specifically touching on the Israeli closure and its impact on Palestinian lives and livelihoods, and…

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“Half a Life” film screening and discussion

November 5, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

"Half A Life" is an animated short documentary that brings the streets of Cairo to life though a firsthand account of a young Egyptian activist who joins the LGBTQ rights movement after a traumatic encounter. The film reflects on the risks and prospects of LGBTQ activism in an increasingly authoritarian, patriarchal, and risky social climate. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film's director, Tamara Shogaolu, Egyptian LGBTQ activist Ibrahim Abdella, and moderated by Yasmin Padamsee Forbes,…

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War Don Don: Film Screening

November 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

After ten years of violent civil war, Sierra Leoneans were relieved in 2002 when the brutal war was over (exclaimed as “war don don” in the Krio language), but the painful memories of murder, systematic rape and dismemberment remained. WAR DON DON, directed by Rebecca Richman Cohen, follows the war crimes trial of Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebel leader Issa Sesay, exploring the complex relationship between individual accountability, collective reconciliation and the limits of international justice. Join the Human Rights…

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JLPP Issue 2 Kickoff

November 7, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

The Journal of Law and Public Policy (JLPP) is kicking off Issue 2 with a bang. Come learn about the subciting process and the articles included in the upcoming issue. Chik-Fil-A will be served.

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Introduction to International Arbitration from Professor Emmanuel Gaillard and Dr. Yas Banifatemi

November 9, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join HIALSA for a lunch talk with Professor Gaillard and Dr. Yas Banifatemi, two of the most recognized thought leaders in international arbitration. They will give an introduction on the fundamentals of international arbitration, and their view on what it means to work in this field of practice. This talk will be of particular interest to those who are keen to learn about international arbitration, but have not had much experience in this field. Professor Gaillard and Dr. Yas…

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Protecting Migrant Children: In Search of Best Practice (Book Talk)

November 13, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join the Human Rights Program (HRP) for a discussion with the editors of the book, Mary Crock, Professor of Public Law at Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney, Lenni B. Benson, Professor of Law, New York Law School, and contributing authors, Gerald L. Neuman, HRP Co-Director and J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of Foreign, International, and Comparative Law. The book was prompted by the unprecedented numbers of children crossing international borders seeking safety. Framed around compelling case studies explaining…

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Israel-Palestine and the US: National Security, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law

November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join us for a discussion on challenges to the rule of law and human rights protection in Israel-Palestine, and the impact of recent shifts in United States policy. Jamil Dakwar, Director of the ACLU's Human Rights Program, will discuss recent state responses to national security challenges and their impact on civil society, media freedoms, and spaces of human rights advocacy. Dakwar will draw on his extensive experiences as a human rights attorney in both Israel and the United States,…

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Rockets v. Warriors Game

November 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

The West Coast Law Student Association and the Texas Club will co-host a viewing party for the Rockets v. Warriors game for our club members.

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Arbitrating the Conduct of International Investors

November 19, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Jose Daniel Amado, a leading international arbitrator in Peru, and Jackson Shaw Kern, a renowned practitioner of international arbitration, will introduce their new book "Arbitrating the Conduct of International Investors." In this talk, they will explore some cutting-edge issues in investment arbitration, including access by host States and their nationals to investment dispute resolution mechanisms. Their new book has been praised for being "a highly thoughtful and timely book, whose innovative proposals deserve careful study." Special discount code for book…

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Carol and Jordan Steiker on “Prospects for Death Penalty Abolition in the U.S. and Beyond”

November 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join us in welcoming Professors Carol and Jordan Steiker for a discussion on "Prospects for Death Penalty Abolition in the U.S. and Beyond." In addition to discussing prospects for abolition, they will discuss their work on the death penalty including Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment (Harvard Univ. Press 2016); Abolishing the American Death Penalty: The Court of Public Opinion Versus the U.S. Supreme Court, 51 Val. U. L. Rev. 579 (2017); The Racial Origins of the…

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“Factory Farming Research Regulation––an insider’s perspective” – Lunch Talk by Jim Keen, DVM PhD

November 27, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

The industrial (“factory farm”) model of raising animals for food generates legitimate concerns about livestock health and welfare and also harms people and the environment. Land grant university & USDA research is the mother of most industrial agricultural practices. This case study will recount a well-publicized 2015 exposé of animal abuse at the largest livestock research center in the world - the US Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) in Nebraska. The presenter is intimately familiar with MARC having worked there…

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Eating Animals – Film Screening

November 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer and Harvard alumna Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film spotlights farmers who have pushed backed against industrial agriculture with more humane practices. Eating Animals offers attainable, commonsense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not…

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December 2018

JLSA Study Break

December 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join JLSA for a study break! Come get some snacks to fuel the study grind.

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January 2019

HBLR Spring Subcite Training

January 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Harvard Business Law Review Spring Subcite Training. Lunch will be provided.

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February 2019

PLAP New Member Training

February 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Welcome new members joining PLAP in Spring 2019! Join us either on Saturday, Feb 2, or Sunday Feb 3 for training. All are welcome.

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PLAP New Member Training

February 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Welcome new members joining PLAP in Spring 2019! Join us either on Saturday, Feb 2, or Sunday Feb 3 for training.

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Working in Silicon Valley Panel

February 7, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Come learn about legal practice in Silicon Valley/the Bay Area from three of California's biggest law firms: Fenwick, Wilson Sonsini, and Cooley LLP. Non-pizza lunch will be provided.

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State and Appellate Courts with Judge Britt Grant

February 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Judge Britt Grant of the 11th Circuit (formerly of the Georgia Supreme Court) will join the Federalist Society to discuss the differences between judging at the federal and state appellate levels. Judge Grant is one of the youngest judges on President Trump's judicial shortlist. Shake Shack will be served.

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JOL Board Election

February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

JOL will be hosting its annual board elections on Wednesday, February 20. Non-pizza dinner will be served. Everyone who has worked for JOL in the last year is eligible to vote, and all positions except for Executive Technical Editor are open for election. Email wshi@jd19 for more details.

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The Biggest Book Ban in the Country

February 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

American prisons censor books for millions of prisoners. James Tager, Deputy Director of Free Expression Research and Policy at the literary and human rights organization PEN America, will discuss the status of the law and policy that currently underlie these bans and consider opportunities for reform.

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JLG Spring Subcite

February 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join JLG for its Spring Subcite! Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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International Arbitration and Climate Change – A Conversation with Wendy J. Miles, QC

February 25, 2019 @ 11:55 am - 12:55 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join HIALSA and WLA in welcoming Wendy J. Miles, QC for a lunch talk on the role played by international arbitration in resolving climate change related disputes. Wendy J. Miles, QC is a partner in the London office of Debevoise & Plimpton, and is recognised as one of the market's foremost lawyers in the fields of arbitration and public international law. With over 20 years of experience, Ms. Miles has conducted arbitrations under all the major institutions and currently…

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ClinicTalks: Government Lawyer – State Attorney General Clinic

February 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

The State Attorney General Clinic offers students an opportunity to work in state attorney general offices around the country. Students work in a variety of divisions, including criminal trials and appeals, human trafficking, consumer protection, and civil defense. Please join us for the State Attorney General Clinic Talk to learn more. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the event.  …

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March 2019

The Art of Dissent with Judge Ryan Nelson

March 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Judge Ryan Nelson joins the Federalist Society for an interview with Federalist Society President and future Nelson clerk Annika Boone. Lunch will be served.

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Marshall Ganz from HKS on “The Role of Lawyers in Social Movements”

March 4, 2019 @ 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join ACS in welcoming Professor Marshall Ganz on “The Role of Lawyers in Social Movements.” Marshall Ganz grew up in Bakersfield, California, where his father was a Rabbi and his mother, a teacher. He entered Harvard College in the fall of 1960. He left a year before graduating to volunteer with the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project. He found a “calling” as an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and, in the fall of 1965, joined Cesar Chavez in…

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Behavioral economics, nudges and libertarian paternalism in Private and Public Law

March 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Carlos Eduardo Pianovski (Professor of Family Law at UFPR) and Rodrigo Kanayama (Professor of Public Finance Law at UFPR) will share their contributions and their thoughts on interventionist policies, assessing the prospects of behavioral economics, nudges and libertarian paternalism in Private and Public Law, respectively. Professor Pianovski will talk about the relationship between freedom and state interventionism in topics such as same-sex marriage, gender identity, and bodily integrity, while Professor Kanayama will talk about the balance between freedom of speech…

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Student Government Town Hall

March 6, 2019 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Come meet and ask questions of those running for next year's student government!

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Moshe Halbertal: “Law and Emotions: Maimonides Concept of Mourning” A Public Lecture by Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Visiting Professor in Talmudic Civil Law

March 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Moshe Halbertal: "Law and Emotions: Maimonides Concept of Mourning" A Public Lecture by Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Visiting Professor in Talmudic Civil Law co-sponsored by the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School and the Center for Jewish Studies The experience of loss and mourning is a painful and ultimately inescapable feature of human life. Jewish law established practices of mourning that prescribe a rather detailed structure of the mourner’s conduct as well…

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David McCraw of the New York Times on his book “Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts”

March 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join ACS in welcoming David McCraw, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the New York Times Company, as he discusses his forthcoming book "Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts." Truth in Our Times will be released on March 12, 2019. Hosted by the American Constitution Society. Cosponsored by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Burritos will be served.

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Why Does HLS Look the Way It Does? Gropius, The Bauhaus, and The Cranbrook Approach

March 13, 2019 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Kevin Adkisson, a fellow at the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, will be in town to discuss the Bauhaus and its influence on schools like Cranbrook and HLS with experts from our very own Harvard Art Museums. In addition to talking about the "Cranbrook Approach," Kevin worked for Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, the architectural design firm that built HLS, and can get down to the root of why HLS looks the way it does, from Gropius to the…

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Criminalization of Homosexuality in Tunisia: From Colonialism to Present-Day Activism

March 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join us for a lunch talk featuring Dr. Ramy Khouili, a Tunisian doctor and human rights activist, and Daniel Levine-Spound (HLS ’19), who will examine the origins and dynamics of the criminalization of homosexuality in Tunisia. Khouili and Levine-Spound will present their original research analyzing the emergence of the Tunisian Sodomy Law, from its colonial inclusion during the French protectorate to its application in 21st century Tunisia, and discuss Tunisian LGBTQ activism and efforts of activists to decriminalize homosexuality…

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Women of Color in the Law

March 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

La Alianza, BLSA, and Paul, Weiss have partnered up to bring a frank conversation about what it means to be a Woman of Color in the law. Hear from a panel of diverse women who hold various positions talk about their experiences and the ways in which they navigated their careers. This event is open to all students. Free food from the Smokehouse BBQ will be served. Vegetarian options will be available.

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April 2019

GM Ignition Switch Litigation: Running Multidistrict Litigation

April 2, 2019 @ 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Flour sandwiches, salads, and cookies will be served! Kirkland & Ellis attorneys will present on the lessons learned during the defense of GM LLC in the multidistrict litigation that arose after the ignition switch recall. The presentation will discuss the process of choosing bellwether plaintiffs, strategic decisions made while prosecuting bellwether case, as well as the dos and don'ts when litigating before a federal court. This presentation will focus on the role that junior associates play in working up these…

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Crimes Against Humanity

April 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

In August 2019, the U.N. International Law Commission is expected to complete a project that might become a U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity. Is such a convention needed? If so, what obligations might it impose upon States? How would it relate to the International Criminal Court? What are the prospects for negotiating, adopting, ratifying and implementing such a convention? Please join the Human Rights Program for a talk by Sean D. Murphy, Manatt/Ahn Professor…

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A Discussion with Laurence Tribe and Garry Kasparov on “The Bipartisan Push to Reinforce Democratic Institutions”

April 8, 2019 @ 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join ACS for a discussion with Laurence Tribe and Garry Kasparov on "The Bipartisan Push to Reinforce Democratic Institutions." Laurence H. Tribe, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard, has taught at its Law School since 1968 and was voted the best professor by the graduating class of 2000. Born in China to Russian Jewish parents, Tribe entered Harvard in 1958 at 16; graduated summa cum laude in Mathematics (1962) and magna cum…

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Faith and Law Panel

April 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Harvard Law School Professors speak about their faith and its effect on their work and legal practice.

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Recent Graduates Public Interest Careers Panel

April 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Come join a panel discussion by recent graduates regarding their job search and work experience in the public sector! Featuring attorneys from the ACLU of Massachusetts, Committee for Public Counsel Services, and the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.

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Blockchain, FinTech and the Law – First Annual HLSBFI Conference – Keynote with Gary Gensler, CFTC Chair (2009-2014)

April 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Come hear from leading Fintech and blockchain regulators, entrepreneurs, and lawyers at the 2019 Blockchain & Fintech Conference on April 15th-April 16th, 2019 at Harvard Law School. Gary Gensler served as Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 2009-2014. Gary has worked on various political campaigns, most recently as CFO for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. He is currently Senior Advisor to the director of the MIT Media Lab and a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School…

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Can We Afford It? Understanding Government Financing of Ambitious Policy Proposals

April 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Progressive politicians and activists are championing bold proposals to address climate change, the racial wealth gap, unemployment, and healthcare. Unsurprisingly, such efforts have elicited pushback from ideological opponents and even those sympathetic to their goals who worry they are infeasible and unserious. This new wave of policy vision has coincided with an upsurge in interest in and debate on modern monetary theory, or MMT, a school of economic thought that offers a powerful and operationally accurate answer to the question…

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September 2019

Student Org EMS Training

September 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Mandatory EMS training for all student organization event coordinators. The event coordinator of each student organization must attend either the EMS training on Wednesday, September 4th or Friday, September 6th in order to book rooms for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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A Palestinian Perspective on the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

September 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Come hear Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Eid discuss current events in the Middle East.

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Collecting War Crimes Evidence during Cultural Rescue in Iraq: Mosul Museum Project Zero

September 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Beginning in 2014, ISIS intentionally destroyed cultural heritage across Iraq’s Nineveh Plain. When Mosul was liberated in 2017, international cultural organizations offered salvage and stabilization assistance. Faced with scenes of war crimes under the 1954 Hague Convention on cultural property protection, professionals also had to document the destruction properly or risk causing future court cases to fail. Corine Wegener will describe the development of Mosul Museum Project Zero, which collects evidence of destruction at the museum for use in a…

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HLS Advocates Welcome

September 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Advocates for Human Rights is a vibrant SPO with lots of interesting activities going on! Come hear us talk about our different human rights related projects and ways to get involved. Lunch will be served.

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JLPP Kick Off

September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

The Journal of Law & Public Policy will hold its Issue 1 Kick Off. Chick-fil-A will be served.

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JOLT Subcite Training

September 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

JOLT Subciter Training

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Human Rights Backlash: The Judicial Story

September 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join us for a talk with András Sajó, former judge at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The ECHR has a jurisdiction of 800,000,000 people. It was the first international court where individual human rights complaints were judicially considered, rendering enforceable judgments against sovereign states. The ECHR has changed the law in Europe for the better in many ways. Recently, however, it has been responding to the populist mood that reclaims state sovereignty, and judicial doctrines of the…

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The Harvard Law and Technology Society Presents: Building the Future — Leading Tech GCs in Conversation

September 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

*Shake Shack will be served* Join the Law and Technology Society for an in-depth panel conversation featuring leading technology general counsel and practitioners from Casper, Amazon, Kickstarter, and other leading tech companies. During this session, we will cover the nuts and bolts of in-house tech practice as well a range of cutting-edge issues facing tech lawyers, including such topics as data and privacy, regulatory compliance, and industry-specific business imperatives. This event is the final installment of a symposium series called…

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October 2019

How to 1L Job Search Week: 1L In-House Internships

October 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Land an in-house position working for the legal department of a company this summer! Lunch from Bon Me will be provided.

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Judge Kevin Newsom – “Objectivity in Judging: Reality or Myth?”

October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Judge Kevin Newsom of the Eleventh Circuit will speak on "Objectivity in Judging: Reality or Myth?" Lunch will be served.

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Kaplan Bar Review Session

October 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Bar Review Sessions

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From Cambridge to Bangalore: Stories of Risk, Chance, and Luck from the Co-Founder of India’s First Car Rental Company

October 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

HALB presents alumnus/alumna talk series. David Back, a Class of 2012 graduate, actively participated in HALB during his time at Harvard Law School. After law school, he co-founded and ran Zoomcar, the very first car rental company in India. The company has grown to be a major player in India's car rental market. This talk will explore his experience as an entrepreneur, as a Harvard Law student, and as a dear member of HALB.

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Future of the Hong Kong Protests

October 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join APALSA for a discussion with Professor Ming Wai Lau, who is active in public affairs both in Hong Kong and mainland China. In Hong Kong, he is the Chairman of Commission on Youth, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Ocean Park Corporation and Council Member of City University of Hong Kong. In China, he is currently a member of the Sichuan Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and an Honorary Trustee of Peking University. BonChon lunch provided.

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HLS Israel Trek Spring Break 2020 Information Session

October 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join us for an information session to learn more about Harvard Law School's 12th Annual Spring Break Trek to Israel! We'll give a basic overview of the trip and application process, show some highlights from last year's trek, and answer any questions you have. All HLS students are welcome! The trip will explore the country through its major historical, religious, cultural, and natural sites – making sure we have plenty of fun – while also learning from luminaries in…

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Never Again: What the United States is Doing to Prevent Genocide

October 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Recently, the U.S. Congress passed two important laws dedicated to preventing atrocity crimes around the world: the Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act and the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act. The Harvard Journal on Legislation is hosting a lunch talk with one of the authors of this legislation, Prof. Zachary D. Kaufman (University of Houston Law Center). In his talk, Prof. Kaufman will discuss recent efforts by the U.S. government to prevent genocide and other atrocity crimes as well…

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Misha Tseytlin Lunch Talk

October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Misha Tseytlin, former Wisconsin SG and renowned appellate advocate, will address the Harvard Federalist Society. Lunch will be served.

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On Social Inclusion: A Preview of the Report to the 2019 UN General Assembly

October 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join us for a talk by Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the Eleanor Roosevelt Senior Visiting Researcher with the Human Rights Program and the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity. On October 24 at the United Nations, Mr. Madrigal-Borloz will share findings from his recent report on socio-cultural and economic inclusion for LGBT individuals. The report provides an overview of LGBT access to education, employment, housing, health, public spaces, and religious and political discourse. In this talk at HLS,…

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Memo Prep: How to Use a Statute to Find Cases

October 21, 2019 @ 12:05 pm - 12:30 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Training session for 1Ls will help you ace your open memo research assignment and show you how to use Lexis to find relevant cases by starting with a statute.

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HLS TaxHelp and the Problem of Predatory Tax Preparation

October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join HLS TaxHelp as we discuss the problem of predatory tax preparation in low-income communities and how volunteering with TaxHelp helps prevent this in Cambridge and surrounding communities. *Lunch provided.

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A Conversation with Judge Stras

October 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Judge David Stras of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals will address the Federalist Society. Dinner will be provided.

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The Future of FinTech with Gary Gensler

October 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Gary Gensler, former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission under President Obama and current professor at MIT Sloan, will discuss the future of fintech and digital currencies as well as efforts to regulate these new forms of technology. Gensler was a senior advisor to Paul Sarbanes in writing the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton Administration. Gensler is the co-author of the…

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One Belt, One Road: Implications for International Investment Arbitration

October 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join China Law Association (CLA) and International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) fo a discussion with Professor Tung Ko-Yung, an eminent international lawyer, practicing in both the public and private sectors. Lunch provided.

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November 2019

JLPP Issue 2 Kick Off

November 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

The Journal of Law & Public Policy will kick off its work on Issue 2.

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CSEL/JSEL – “International Sports Law / Track & Field Law” with Paul Greene, Cameron Myler, Renaldo Nehemiah & Norman Wain

November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join CSEL and JSEL for a discussion that focuses on the intersection of the Olympic movement and the law as told from the perspective of one of the world’s top track and field agents, the General Counsel of USA Track & Field and a CAS arbitrator who served on the special Ad Hoc CAS Panel that resolved disputes at the last Olympic Games in Korea. Topics of discussion will include the eligibility rules that athletes and coaches must obey, field of play decisions,…

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An Insight into International Litigation and Arbitration Funding with HALB and Harbour Litigation Funding

November 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join HALB for a discussion with Ellora MacPherson, CIO, and Mark King of Harbour Litigation Financing. The discussion will center on third party funding of international litigation and arbitration proceedings. Ellora and Mark will share their insights into this increasingly important industry for international dispute resolution. Harbour is the largest privately-owned litigation funder, having raised over $1bn of third party capital since inception. Established in 2007, Harbour has funded over 100 claims, with arbitrations under four arbitral rules and litigation…

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1L Summer in Asia Panel

November 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

1Ls — Come to 1L Summer in Asia Panel on November 7 from 7-8:30PM! After a short panel discussion by 2Ls and 3ls who spent their 1L summer in Asia, we will break into smaller groups over dinner. Panelists’ experiences include a mix of public interest and private practice: Law firm: Skadden (Japan) and Kim & Chang (Korea) International agency: Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Public interest: Oxfam (Philippines) and Khmer…

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WLA Public Interest 1L Summer Job Search Panel

November 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join the WLA for a panel on how to find a 1L summer public interest job! 2L and 3L women, as well as Catherine Pattanayak — Director and Interim Assistant Dean for Public Service — will speak about their 1L summer experiences with a focus on the application process.

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CROSS-EXAMINE YOUR THINKING™: DEVELOPING A RESILIENT MINDSET TO MANAGE STRESS & PRESSURE

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

How you think under stress and pressure is critical to your success as law students and future practitioners. The ability to “think flexibly” and to quickly reframe perceived challenges helps you to problem solve more effectively, see other perspectives, think creatively and better manage stress in general. During this workshop, you’ll learn about and practice some of following research-based strategies to help you develop a more resilient mindset: • A five-step process to stop worst-case scenario thinking • Key thinking…

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Capitalism and the Climate Crisis: Why Growth Can’t Be Green

November 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

The Law and International Development Society presents “Capitalism and the Climate Crisis: Why Growth Can’t Be Green.” Discussion will center on the links between the global financial system, sovereign debt, and the mounting challenges of climate change. Dr. Hickel will reveal the limits of liberal climate politics, debunk the myth of “green growth,” and share his thoughts on the path to sustainable development and a fairer, more ecologically sound world economy. Jason Hickel is a UK-based author and anthropologist. He…

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Lunch Talk with Jason Hickel

November 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

The Law and International Development Society presents “Capitalism and the Climate Crisis: Why Growth Can’t Be Green” with Jason Hickel. Discussion will center on the links between the global financial system, sovereign debt, and the mounting challenges of climate change. Dr. Hickel will reveal the limits of liberal climate politics, debunk the myth of “green growth,” and share his thoughts on the path to sustainable development and a fairer, more ecologically sound world economy. Chipotle will be served. Co-sponsored by…

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The Return of History: Investment Disputes in Perspective

November 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom
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Fashion, Iconography and the Politics of Personality

November 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Garance Doré, a French writer and photographer, will speak about fashion, image, and the politics of personality and image. Ms. Doré is a recipient of the Eugenia Sheppard Media Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and was named one of Elle France's 30 Most Powerful Women in Fashion. Pizza lunch will be served.

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US Foreign Policy and Rule of Law in Latin America

November 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Come hear Peter DeShazo discuss US Foreign Policy in Latin America and its role in the rule of law there. All are welcome. Peter DeShazo is a Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies at Dartmouth College. He was formerly Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs and Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States. During his career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Ambassador DeShazo directed the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the…

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Judicial Clerks Panel

November 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom
Free

Come hear from recent clerks about what they do, how the job varies by court, why and how you should research judges, and other topics. To order a bag lunch, please RSVP by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, 11/12.

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meeting re Prof. Hal Scott’s Spring 2020 Capital Markets Regulation class at HKS

November 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Prof. Scott will talk about the Capital Markets Regulation class he'll be teaching at the Harvard Kennedy School in Spring 2020 and will answer questions about it.

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Collateral Consequences: Examining the Impact of Incarceration on Food Insecurity

November 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join the HLS Mississippi Delta Project for our annual Delta Celebration. We’ll be joined by Dr. Kecia Johnson, Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University and Co-Director of the Mississippi Food Insecurity Project. Lunch served! Dr. Johnson's presentation will provide a conceptual framework for understanding how individuals with a felony drug conviction may be at a greater risk of being food insecure due to lifetime restrictions or modified bans from receiving food assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).…

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